Different Types Of Human Action

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9. Feeling lost is normal, but things make sense eventually.
Certain areas of law, such as contract (2 contract classes) and tort (1 tort class), cover different types of human action. However, to fully understand one, you usually need to have covered the other. They are all somewhat related, so where one ends the other seems to branch off. Until you’ve covered all three classes, it’s normal to feel like you’re missing pieces to the puzzle.

Universities attempt to organize first-year courses so they can stand on their own, so it doesn’t matter if you don’t fully understand everything about contracts and tort after your first semester. Ultimately, it does all come together; you just need to give it time.

10. The entire semester usually depends on one exam
Finals are often worth 70 to 80% (or more) of your semester and you need to be able to apply all that you’ve learned since the beginning in a 3-hr exam. Schools that have midterms (accounting for the remaining points towards your final grade) expect you to finish a 2-hr plus exam within 1.5 hours. The midterm usually acts like a preparation test for the final. Since you don’t really get feedback throughout the semester to let you know how to prepare for exams or what kind of answers the professor expects, having a midterm, even if it’s only worth 10% of your semester, can help make sure you’re on the right track.

11. The curve can be brutal.
Yes, some universities, actually still use this grading method in their law…
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